About the Big Data Senior Steering Group


Publication: 2014-01-21


Big Data is a term applied to data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time. Big data sizes are a constantly moving target currently ranging from a few dozen terabytes to many petabytes of data in a single data set. - Wikipedia, May 2011


Name:Big Data Senior Steering Group


The Big Data Senior Steering Group (BDSSG) was formed to identify current big data research and development activities across the Federal government, offer opportunities for coordination, and identify what the goal of a national initiative in this area would look like. Subsequently, in March 2012, The White House Big Data R&D Initiative was launched and the BDSSG continues to work in four main areas to facilitate and further the goals of the Initiative.


  • U.S. Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program